Patrick Madigan

Patrick Madigan
Sketch made of Patrick Madigan c1890

About Patrick Madigan and Bridget Thompson

About Patrick Madigan and Bridget Thompson

Patrick Madigan and his wife were both born in Ireland. Patrick was born April 1, 1850 in Coonagh, Killeely Civil Parish, County Limerick, Ireland, the son of Patrick Madigan (c1809-1884) and Margaret Fitzgerald (c1806-1886). Bridget, known for most of her life as Bessie, was born October 8, 1852 most likely in or near Limerick City, County Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of John (Thompson) Thomas (1831-1904) and Bridget Reidy (1831-1900). They both immigrated with their families to Chicago, Patrick in 1872 and Bridget in 1866. They married at Old St. John Church in Chicago on February 24, 1878. Together, they had seven children: Mary (Mayme) (1879-1955); Ellen [Sullivan/Madigan Blog] (1880-1966); Nanette (1881-1963); Thomas (1883-1898); Patrick (Harry) (1885-1956), John (1887-1983); and, James (1890-1909). Patrick was a laborer who died January 15, 1890 when he was only 39 and just a few months before the birth of his last child. Bessie ran a grocery store while raising the seven children as a single parent. She managed to own her own home on the west side of Chicago. She died from myocarditis on December 31, 1935.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Patrick Madigan - Margaret Fitzgerald, Marriage Record, 1833

Patrick Madigan (1809-1884) and Margaret Fitzgerald (c1806-1886), the parents of Patrick Madigan (1850-1890), were married at St. Munchin Church in Limerick City, County Limerick, Ireland on October 22, 1833.

Married by Rev. James Holahan
Patrick Madigan and Margaret Fitzgerald
Witnesses James Kenny and Mary Fitzgerald.

Source: St. Munchin's, Limerick City, Marriage Register; microfilm 02414/01, page 81; Marriages 02 Sept 1819 - 10 Nov 1835; National Library of Ireland, online, URL:, accessed March 26, 2015.

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